opioids News

Injured Workers Pharmacy Will Pay $11M to Settle Complaint By Mass. AG’s Office

A mail-order pharmacy that fought frequent court battles against workers’ compensation insurers will pay $11 million and change its business practices to settle a civil complaint by the Massachusetts attorney general’s office. Injured Workers Pharmacy, or IWP, improperly dispensed opioids …

Montana Sues Drug Distributors Over Opioid Shipments

Montana has filed a lawsuit against the two leading drug distributors in the state, saying they failed to monitor and report excessive opioid shipments to Montana pharmacies, worsening the opioid epidemic. Attorney General Tim Fox announced Monday the state was …

Drop in California Workers’ Comp Opioid Use Reducing Claims $6.5B, Report Shows

The prevalence of opioids in California workers’ compensation lost-time claims has dropped 51% over the past decade, reducing both average benefit payments and average days away from work on those claims, according to a new study released by the California …

Arizona Seeking U.S. Supreme Court Involvement in Opioid Case

Arizona’s attorney general on Wednesday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to force the Sackler family, which owns OxyContin-maker Purdue Pharma, to return billions of dollars they took out of the company. The court filing marks the first time the high …

Arizona Suit Names Former Opioid Manufacturer Executives

Arizona’s top attorney is accusing former opioid manufacturer executives of trying to sell a prescription drug through unethical means. Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced that his office filed a consumer fraud lawsuit Wednesday against Chandler-based Insys Therapeutics Inc. The state …

Nevada’s Attorney General Files Wide-Ranging Opioid Lawsuit

Nevada’s attorney general expanded the state’s lawsuit against the maker of the opioid OxyContin this week to include the company’s former president, his family, other drugmakers, distributors and drugstores, including Walgreens, CVS and Walmart. The lawsuit naming more than 40 …

Sackler Family Sued Again Over Toll of Prescription Opioids

New Jersey is suing eight members of the family that founded opioid drug maker Purdue Pharma over the lethal toll of the drugs. The Sackler family wasn’t satisfied with “merely raking in” millions of dollars and instead wanted billions, according …

California Workers’ Compensation Rating Bureau Issues Report on Opioids

The use of opioids has significantly and continuously declined in the California workers’ compensation system since 2012, a trend that may be leading to a shift in the patterns of medical treatments for California’s injured workers as well as more …

Washington Will be Joining Other States in Suing Major Opioid Shippers

Washington is the latest state to sue major distributors of opioids, saying the companies made billions of dollars while ignoring signs of a growing crisis fueled by addiction to the drugs. Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced the lawsuit Tuesday against …

Wyoming Files Suit Against Purdue Pharma Over Opioid Marketing Practices

The Wyoming Attorney General’s Office is suing the maker of OxyContin, claiming the pharmaceutical company deceptively marketed opioid painkillers in the state. The Casper Star-Tribune reports the state filed the lawsuit Thursday in Laramie County Circuit Court against Purdue Pharma, …